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Michael Sachs — The Other Side of the Bell: Episode #40

Episode #40 — Michael Sachs

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #40 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra, Michael Sachs.

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Playing Taps in the Cold

We received this moving picture from our customer Murray Gordon, who is often requested to play Taps to honor our service members who have passed away. Murray told that during the winter months the temperature dips well below freezing, making an already difficult performance even harder. To help with the cold he uses our Classical Series mouthpiece with a Delrin plastic rim.

Fabio Bau Visits From Italy

Fabio Bau – Italian Trumpet Player Visits

You never know what each day will bring at Bob Reeves Brass. Last week professional trumpet player Fabio Bau was in town and decided to swing by the shop.

Fabio had us perform a valve alignment on his Yamaha Bb trumpet and was shocked by the results. We then consulted on mouthpieces and he ended up altering the shank on his Bach mouthpiece for classical work and picked up a Bob Reeves 42/S for his commercial work.

Be sure to watch for Fabio on Italian TV…he might be wearing his Bob Reeves Brass polo shirt!

Jazz Trumpet Player Steve Huffsteter Visits The Shop

Our long time friend and jazz legend here in Los Angeles, Steve Huffsteter,  visited the shop in preparation for his 80th birthday big band celebration at Catalina’s last week.

 

Doc Severinsen, and Harry Kim with Bob Reeves

Doc Severinsen was recently in town performing with his big band so we couldn’t miss the opportunity to hear him live. It’s amazing to think that Doc and Bob Reeves go back over 40 years! We’ve made well over 100 mouthpieces and 75 valve alignments for Doc through the years.

Another great friend and customer of ours, Harry Kim, joined Bob in the audience. You can catch Harry on TV playing with his Vine Street Horn Section.

Be sure to check our our interviews with Doc Severinsen and Harry Kim on our trumpet podcast, The Other Side of the Bell.

Greg Spence and his new Reeves Mouthpiece

Greg Spence was recently in town doing his U.S. Mystery to Mastery Tour when he dropped by the shop for a mouthpiece consultation. We dialed in a Bob Reeves mouthpiece for Greg and he immediately took to it. In fact, as soon as he got back to Australia he used it on the APRA AMCOS Screen Music Awards show.

Be sure to check our our interview with Greg Spence on The Other Side of the Bell!

The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast; Episode #28: Doc Severinsen

Episode #28 — Doc Severinsen

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Welcome to the show notes for Episode #28 of The Other Side of the Bell – A Trumpet Podcast. This episode features Doc Severinsen, grammy award winning band leader of The Tonight Show Big Band, solo recording artist of over 30 albums, and designer of the Severinsen Destino Trumpet by the S.E. Shires Company.

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There are still spots left for Camp McNab, taking place this Summer July 28th – August 2nd.

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Schilke Artist Jon Faddis with Bob Reeves

One of the great things about going to trumpet conferences is meeting up with old friends and customers. At the last ITG Jon Faddis dropped by our booth to say hi. Faddis and Bob Reeves go way back to the early days of the shop when he was just a teenager.

Trumpet legend Jon Faddis at our booth today catching up with Bob Reeves.

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